Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) believes that boxing fans have mostly focused their attention on him rather than Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) following his loss to him last December. Broner sees himself as the fighter who boxing fans are interested in, and for Maidana, he seems him as just someone who is enjoying a fleeting glimpse of fame from his upset 12 round unanimous decision win over him. Broner expects to end Maidana’s brief time as the WBA welterweight champion next April when he hopes to fight him.
There’s nothing certain about their rematch right now because Maidana still isn’t saying he’ll take the fight despite the fact that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is talking about it like it’s a done deal. Maidana would be faced with being stripped of his title by the World Boxing Association if he fails to give Broner his rematch, because exercised the rematch clause in their contract, so Maidana is kind of in a situation where if he doesn’t fight Broner again then he can kiss goodbye his WBA title.
“The rematch will have a different outcome guaranteed. I’m happy for (Maidana). I want him to have his 15 minutes of fame,” Broner said to ESPN. “At the end of the day, nobody is talking about his victory. They are talking about Adrien Broner’s loss. Some people don’t even know who I lost to. They just know I lost.”
Broner’s really selling Maidana short and acting like he’s the only one that boxing fans were focusing on. Maidana has been a popular fighter on Showtime for quite some time, even before Broner emerged on the scene. It’s not like fans weren’t aware of who Maidana was before his fight against Broner.
If the outcome isn’t any different than last time, and if Broner can’t turn things around then it could be really bad for him. He’ll be in a situation where he’ll need to be moved back down in in order for him to stop his losing streak. If he’s going to be a rogue fighter who ignores what his promoters are telling him to do, then it’s very likely that Broner’s career will go down the tubes in the very near future after a few more losses.